CUC Newsletter – January 14, 2022

Psalm 42:8 By day the Lord will command his gracious love, and by night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Learning Key Steps to Worship

We are pleased to have Mark Goodwin teach the CUC class for the next 2 Sundays. He will return this Sunday for the second of his 3 week series.

His topic is “Learning Key Steps to Worship”. His scripture is Isaiah 6:1-8 & Psalm 42.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, January 9

Members: 55
Visitor 1
Zoom: 27

Total 83

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!


  • Dick Anthony as he recovers from jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – Went to the hospital again on Thursday, but then returned back to rehab. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from her latest chemo.
  • Patricia Lanham who is having carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand next Monday, the 17th
  • Julia Wilson on the loss of her husband Doug following a long a battle with Alzheimers. Memorial service this Friday 11:00. His Obituary.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He sends his love to all!
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Julian Belote – January 17
  • Jim McCormick – January 17

Anniversaries

  • Gannett and Sister Backus – January 22, 1972, Birmingham, AL, 50 years!

CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


From Jacob Crane:

Here are the Take – Out menus for January 18th and January 20th 12:00-2:00:

  • Tuesday: Beef Bourguignon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad, Fresh Fruit.

  • Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!
    • Ham Pasta Cacciatore, Mac and Cheese,
    • Jerk Chicken w/ Rice Pilaf,
    • Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Collard Greens, Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf.
    • Frozen Soups$4 (3 for $10) Chicken Noodle Soup

Take out Ordering

Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend; we hope to see you next week!

Wednesday Night Supper will be back next week as well. We have changed the price a little to $10 to reflect the increased food cost demands. This week we will be Serving:

  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin w/ an Apple Cider Jus and Rice Pilaf,
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin w/ Apple Cider Jus, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll,
  • Featured Salad Bar, and Tomato Bisque,
  • Chocolate Cake, Assorted Cookies!

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available for anyone.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration RUMC Griefshare or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or – 770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – January 7, 2022

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!” Rev. 5:13


Sunday, January 9, 2021

Worship: The Antidote for Self-importance

We are pleased to have Mark Goodwin teach the CUC class for the next 3 Sundays. His topic and scripture for this Sunday is “Worship: The Antidote for Self-importance”, Revelation 5:9-14

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, January 2

Members: 36
Zoom: 22

Total 58

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!


Thank You from Murphy Harpst

“It is with a grateful heart that I thank you for your recent gift of $2000.000 which we received on December 12, 2001. In this season of Christmas, we are especially thankful for what your generosity means in the lives of the children at Murphy-Harpst. Unfortunately, cherished memories of family and warm memories of childhood often do not exist for them before they arrive in our care. So it is truly your support that helps us make the very most of the holidays for our children.” James Waddy, Vice President of Advancement


  • Dick Anthony as he prepares for partial removal of his jaw on Tuesday, Jan. 11th at Cancer Center of America in Newnan. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she had chemo this past week
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke. He sends his love to all!
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Debbie Goodwin – January 9
  • Katherine Simons – January 10
  • Roger Davis – January 11
  • Don McNew – January 13
  • Mike Story – January 14

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Wednesday Night Supper

From Jacob Crane:

Happy New Year…I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season and got to spend time with all of your loved ones!!

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, January 12, 2022! Dinner will be in person each Wednesday from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will include: a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available for anyone.

Pre-orders are available online or you can pay in person at the door. We have added a slight price increase as our food costs have more than doubled over the past year. The adult price for all you can eat will be $10.00 starting this week.

Menu for Wednesday, January 12, 2021:

  • Southern Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Collard Greens, Honey Butter Biscuits, Featured Salad Bar, Chicken Noodle Soup, Banana Pudding, Assorted Cookies

Drive-through Take Out Meals

From Jacob Crane:

We are super excited to start back up our Tuesday/Thursday Drive-through Take out Meals next Tuesday, January 11th! We have a fully stocked freezer as well to meet all of your needs for each week. Looking forward to seeing everybody back on campus; we can’t wait to Serve you all again!

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen this week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card. Online orders are closed on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm., but open at all other times. You should receive an email confirmation if your order has been successfully submitted. Please contact me via email if you have any issues with ordering, questions about menu items, or if you would like to reserve a certain frozen meal to pay by cash or check at pick up. Here are the menus for January 11th and January 13th:

  • Tuesday: Ginger-Soy Minced Pork with Sesame Chive Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Sesame Bun.
  • Thursday: Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Corn, Corn Bread.

Frozen Meals $5:

  • Ham Pasta Cacciatore
  • Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing
  • Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Turkey Pot Pie
  • Beef Chili and Rice
  • Chili Cheese Pasta
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  • Vegetable Beef Soup w/ Rice
  • Creamy Mushroom

Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive aportion of your receipts at Publix.

  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV


Sunday, January 2, 2021

A Message for the New Year

This Sunday CUC class will be taught with a message from Rev. Bill Floyd. Bill is RUMC Associate Pastor/Congregational Care. His lesson is”Second Chances”, Luke 15:11-19. We are fortunate to have Bill and his wife Carey as CUC members.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 19th

Members: 25

We will have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

Note: We will have CUC in the classroom this week but please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


  • Dick Anthony‘s cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well and he has been OK’d for his jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show Her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo next week.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don is recovering from successful implantation of a pacemaker.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Susan Emmons – January 3
  • Sandy Martin – January 3
  • Gloria Stadler – January 3
  • Norma Hills – January 5
  • Sue Waite – January 5
  • Sara Beecham – January 6
  • Jill Head – January 6
  • Donna Johnson – January 6

Anniversaries

  • Dave and Lynne Roberts -January 3, 1961, West Palm Beach, FL, 61 years

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or 770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS –

By Max Lucado

How did those who first heard that Christ had been born respond to the news of His birth? Because this is where Christmas truly begins for all of us.

I. Proclaiming

Luke tells us that the shepherds, whose lives were generally considered among the least significant, told everyone they met what they had seen and heard. “When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child” (Luke 2:17).

II. Wondering

Christmas is indeed a cause for holy wonder. How can it be that God should become a man? How can a King be born in a feeding-trough? How could the world ignore his coming? And what sort of God comes into the world like this? “And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them” (Luke 2:18).

III. Pondering

Pondering is hard work, which is why many of us never get around to it. And yet this is the perfect time of the year to do it. What better time than the end of December to ponder what God has been teaching you? To look back over the last 12 months and consider the ways and works of God in your life and in the world around you? “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

IV. Glorifying

Having seen Jesus in the manger, the shepherds were overwhelmed by God’s power, his grace, his goodness, his wisdom, and the amazing miracle of the Incarnation. They simply couldn’t stop talking about what they had seen and heard. “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told” (Luke 2:20).

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS – Did you see Jesus this year at Christmastime? If you did, then go back to what you were doing before and take the memory of Christmas with you. Glorify God and praise him as you go about your routine and you will find your days filled with joy.

Sandy Martin


  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 24, 2021

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel.”

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 26, 2021

The Christmas Miracle

Our CUC teacher this Christmas Sunday will be our own Tom Knight. Tom always presents an excellent lesson. His subject is “The Christmas Miracle”. His scripture is Isaiah 7:14.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 19th

Members: 69

Zoom: 19

Visitor 1

Total: 89

We will not be having CUC on Zoom this Sunday, December 26.

Note: We will have CUC in the classroom on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


Welcome Our New CUC Member!

Mary Mitchell


Prayer Requests

  • Dick Anthony‘s cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well and he has been OK’d for his jaw surgery after Christmas. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show Her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don had successful implantation of a pacemaker last week.
  • Martha Knight’s sister Ann now hospitalized in Gainesville with Covid complications

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Lynda Leckie – December 26
  • Jim Boswell – December 27
  • Brenda Burrell – December 28
  • Lynn Adcock – December 29
  • Claudia Phelps – December 30
  • Donna Grosse – December 31
  • Vince Grosse – December 31

Anniversaries

  • Grady and Pat Phillips – December 28, 1963, Washington, DC, 58 years!

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

The Christmas Questions

by Max Lucado

I love Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better. I love Christmas. The tinsel and the clatter and waking up “to see what was the matter.” Bing and his tunes. Macy’s balloons. Mistletoe kisses, Santa Claus wishes, and favorite dishes. Holiday snows, warm winter clothes, and Rudolph’s red nose. I love Christmas!

I love it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? And what does his birth have to do with me? The questioner may be a child looking at a front-yard creche. He may be a soldier stationed far from home. She may be a young mom who, for the first time, holds a child on Christmas Eve. The Christmas season prompts questions. And may you find answers to yours.

A very Merry Christmas to all CUCers, their families, friends and loved ones. We are all so blessed to have each other, our church and clergy, this great nation, the love of Jesus, and this beautiful and special Christmas season.

Sandy Martin


“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”



CUC Newsletter – December 17, 2021

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


Sunday, December 19, 2021

When Joy is our Song

CUC is continuing our series for Advent for 2021. Garlinn Story is our teacher this Sunday from the book The Heart that Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle. Garlinn’s lesson is entitled “When Joy is our Song”. We look forward to Garlinn’s lesson.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 12th

Members: 84
Zoom: 12

Total: 96

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC has a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Refreshments

In appreciation and to thank CUC for all the attention given her during the past few months Margie Avery is providing for CUC refreshments on this Sunday, December 19th.

Note: We will have CUC on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


Welcome New CUC Members

  • Cathy Chaplin
  • Robin Hicks (returning member)

  • Dick Anthony pray that his cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery– this is her new address. Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, 1500 S. Johnson Ferry Road, NE Atlanta, Ga. Cards and texts are best. She appreciates all the cards and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don was to have placement of a pacemaker on Wednesday.
  • Louise Booysin’s cousin Peter Oliver (who Attends CUC regularly via zoom from France) on the death of his brother in South Africa.
  • Marth Knight’s sister Ann who has been diagnosed with Covid.
  • Nancy Wright’s brother Steve who received a liver transplant this past week and her sister who has major liver and kidney problems

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

  • Birthdays – none!
  • Anniversaries – none!

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

RECRUITING FOR WELCOME HOST VOLUNTEERS

Share God’s love for one and all at RUMC during the Holiday Season and Beyond!!
The RUMC Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is always recruiting for volunteers
to serve as Welcome Hosts and Sanctuary Hosts each Sunday morning now and
into the New Year.
(Scheduled weekly so there is no requirement for an individual set schedule commitment!)
Contact JoAn Hobbs, Coordinator, for more info!

Christmas Eve Day RUMC will have four (4) worship services:

  • 10:00 am – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel
  • 4:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 6:00 pm Worship Service — Sanctuary
  • 11:00 pm Worship and Communion – In the Chapel

Welcome Hosts (Greeters) are needed for all 4 services – (Each Volunteer assignment is for about 30 minutes prior to a selected service – then one can attend that service)
Please contact JoAn Hobbs – 770-261-1731 or email jhobbs@rumc.com


Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.


Support for Our Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

CUC President’s Message

On the fourth and last Sunday of Advent the “Angels Candle”, symbolizing peace, is lit. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.” In some traditions this fourth candle is called the “Wise Men’s Candle,” remembering the light of the star that guided them in their long journey from the East to see the child in the manger.

And finally, on Christmas Eve, the beautiful white center candle of the Advent wreath is traditionally lit. This candle is called the “Christ Candle” and represents the life of Christ who came into the world, bringing purity and love to all mankind. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” ‎John 8:12 NIV

A very Merry Christmas to all CUCers, their families, friends and loved ones. We are all so blessed to have each other, our church and clergy, this great nation, the love of Jesus, and this beautiful and special Christmas season.

Sandy Martin


  • Dec. 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 PM – Christmas Eve Worship Services – Chapel
  • Dec. 24 – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – Worship Services – Sanctuary
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 10, 2021

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5


Sunday, December 12, 2021

When Light Shines

CUC is continuing our series for Advent for 2021. Linda Boswell is our teacher this Sunday from the book The Heart that Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle. Linda’s lesson is entitled “When Light Shines”. We look forward to Linda’s lesson.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 5th

Members 92

Guests 3

Zoom 14

Total 109 !!

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register

Thank you to the anonymous donor who has been providing food for the CUC class on Sundays for the past couple of months.

In appreciation and to thank CUC for all the attention given her during the past few months Margie Avery is providing for CUC refreshments on December 19th.

Note: We will have CUC on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


Show Off Your Christmas Spirit !

Now that it’s the month of December it is fun to see all those Christmas sweaters, blouses, scarves, ties, socks, belts, etc., being worn to class and shown off. They don’t wear well in the other eleven months!


CUC Christmas Party

Thanks to our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee for a great Christmas party last Tuesday evening! Thanks especially to Mike and Garlinn Story, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Dee and Bill Scott, Marianna and Fred Brown, and Patricia Mashburn. A great time was had by all!


Christmas Open House

Johnie and Nancy Wright have again decorated their home to have their annual Christmas open house this year and CUC members are invited on this coming Monday, Dec 13 starting at 2:00. Guests are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please bring food items on a disposable dish. The Wrights will provide drinks and Chick-fil-A nuggets. Please plan to carpool. Parking is limited to one side of the street. Please leave the semi-circular driveway free for drop-offs.


  • Dick Anthony – Pray that his cardiac catheterization on December 14th goes well, his heart can be fixed, so that he can proceed with his jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery Instead of staying in the hospital for the next 6 weeks, she’ll be transported to a rehab center close to the Northside hospital this Friday evening and then they will take her from rehab center to hyperbaric oxygen every day. She appreciates all the cards and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has begun receiving chemo again.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don is scheduled for surgery with placement of a pacemaker on Wednesday, December 15th
  • Johnie and Nancy Wright’s son needs prayers as he recovers from Covid and double pneumonia

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Bill Floyd – December 14

Anniversaries

  • Tom and Sharon Erdman – December 13, 1959, Beaufort, SC, 62 years !!
  • Fred and MariAnna Brown – December 18, 1966, Flora, MS, 55 years !
  • Bill Floyd reports that RUMC member Joyce Nunn’s 100th birthday will be on 12/22. He is asking the class to bring Birthday cards to him and they will be delivered to her at St George on that day. You can bring them on Sunday, or during the week you can leave them for him in the church office.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


RECRUITING FOR WELCOME HOST VOLUNTEERS

Share God’s love for one and all at RUMC during the Holiday Season and Beyond!!

The RUMC Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is always recruiting for volunteers

to serve as Welcome Hosts and Sanctuary Hosts each Sunday morning now and

into the New Year. (Scheduled weekly so there is no requirement for an individual set schedule commitment!) Contact JoAn Hobbs, Coordinator, for more info!

Christmas Eve Day RUMC will have four (4) worship services:

  • 10:00 am – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel
  • 4:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 6:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 11:00 pm – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel

Welcome Hosts (Greeters) are needed for all 4 services – (Each Volunteer assignment is for about 30 minutes prior to a selected service – then one can attend that service) Please contact JoAn Hobbs – 770-261-1731 or email jhobbs@rumc.com


Bridge Players Needed

Join the fun of playing Bridge. Open House is every Tuesday from 10 – 1 in room 256 of the sanctuary building.


Thank You from Homestretch

Talaya Parker has expressed thanks to the CUC Single Women’s group who at their latest gathering collected canned goods for Homestretch families.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a

portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

On the third Sunday of Advent we light the “Shepherds’ Candle,” representing our joy that our hope in Christ is certain and that the proclamations regarding the coming Savior are always fulfilled. “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.” (Luke 1:68 NIV)

So we have seen and proved that what the prophets said came true…But when you consider the wonderful truth of the prophets’ words, then the light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning Star will shine in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:19 CLB)

The Shepherd’s candle, traditionally pink, the liturgical color for joy, reminds us, too, that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent and that the day of our celebration of the Savior’s birth is near.

Sandy Martin


  • Dec 10 -7:30 pm – Christmas Festival Concert
  • Dec 12- 3:00 PM – Christmas Festival Concert
  • Dec 13 – 2PM – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec. 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – Worship Services – Chapel
  • Dec. 24 – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – Worship Services – Sanctuary
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 3, 2021

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)


Sunday, December 5, 2021

When Everything is Wrong

CUC is continuing our series for Advent for 2021. Martha Jane Mason is our teacher this Sunday from the Book The Heart that Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle. She will teach from two chapters . The chapter titles are “When Everything is Wrong” and “When Christmas isn’t Christmas”. We look forward to Martha Jane’s lesson.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, November 21st

Members 74

Total 88

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register

Note: We will have CUC on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


CUC Christmas Party This Coming Tuesday!

There are 102 signed up for the CUC Christmas Party, 6:00 PM , on December 7 at the Metropolitan Club on Windward Parkway. Plan to leave early as the traffic can be really backed up in that area at that time of day and you do not want to miss the hors d’oeuvres and entertainment! We are looking forward to a great party put on by our wonderful CUC social committee with Jeff Coelho as “Entertainment Master”.


Birthday Party for Jesus – Help Wanted !

There is a small group of CUC women who have been meeting from 10:00 t0 12:00 on Wednesday mornings for a number of years to prepare crafts and supplies for the Children’s Sunday School teachers each week and to keep the Sunday School craft supplies in order for future programs.

All children are invited to a birthday party for Jesus on Sunday, December 12 at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building! They will be celebrating the birth of Jesus with a live nativity, crafts, and fun. There is a lot of preparation that goes into this and CUC help is needed! Nancy Spence is currently serving as Interim Director of Children’s Ministry and needs our help! If you can spare a couple of hours this coming Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 please join us in the “rotunda” down the hall from our CUC classroom to help prepare things for Christ’s Birthday Party.


Christmas Brunch/Lunch

Not to be outdone by the CUC Single Ladies….There will be a “Married Ladies” brunch/lunch on Friday, December 10, 11 a.m. at Babs Skillings’. Coffee and iced tea will be furnished. Bring a dish to share. Any questions call Babs or Gale Davis

ALL CUC ladies are invited to a Christmas lunch/brunch at Babs Skillings on Dec 10. Please RSVP to Babs


Christmas Open House

Johnie and Nancy Wright have again decorated their home to have their annual Christmas open house this year and CUC members are invited. They are having it on Monday, Dec 13 starting at 2:00. Guests are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please bring food items on a disposable dish. The Wrights will provide drinks and Chick-fil-A nuggets. Please plan to carpool. Parking is limited to one side of the street and leave the semi-circular driveway free for drop-offs.


  • Dick Anthony will be having major jaw surgery on December 9th. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery is currently back in the hospital. Please continue to remember Margie in your prayers.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is making progress in recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has begun receiving chemo.
  • Shirley May suffering with back pain

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Help needed

Due to a fire in her home, Bobbie Causey will be displaced for about 3-4 months. She is looking for a furnished MIL suite, Carriage house or other small home to rent in the interim. If anyone knows of such a place that is empty please contact her.


Birthdays

  • Hugh Gardner– December 10

Anniversaries

  • -=none=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


From Jacob Crane

Next Wednesday, December 8, will be the Last Wednesday Night Supper of 2021. We will return on January 12, 2022! The menu is: Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin w/ Apple Cider Pork Jus, Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Buttered Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Creamy Mushroom Soup, Chocolate Toffee Bars, Cookies.

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen for one more week this year preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM starting back on January 11th. Here are the menus for December 7th and December 9th (Last Take Home Meals of 2021)

  • Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Thursday: Roast Beef w/ Mushroom Gravy, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Carrots, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals available this week:

  • Ham Pasta Cacciatore
  • Roasted Turkey Brest w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  • Chimichurri Pulled Pork w/ Black Beans and Rice
  • Turkey Pot Pie, Sundried Tomato and Chicken Penne Pasta
  • Ham and Cheese Tortellini Alfredo. And Chicken noodle soup.

Christmas Gift & Craft Show

Join us December 2-4 in the Dodson Youth Center for a festive show and bake sale supporting RUMC Student Ministry Missions and 80 small, local businesses. Pre-sale raffle tickets are available online for items from each of our 80 vendors.


Christmas Festival Concerts

The Christmas Festival Concerts are:

  • Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary Building; Main Office, Chapel Building; or by calling 770.594.0512.


RECRUITING FOR WELCOME HOST VOLUNTEERS

Share God’s love for one and all at RUMC during the Holiday Season and Beyond!!

The RUMC Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is always recruiting for volunteers to serve as Welcome Hosts and Sanctuary Hosts each Sunday morning now and into the New Year. (Scheduled weekly so there is no requirement for an individual set schedule commitment!) Contact JoAn Hobbs, Coordinator, for more info!

Christmas Eve Day RUMC will have four (4) worship services:

  • 10:00 am – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel
  • 4:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 6:00 pm Worship Service — Sanctuary
  • 11:00 pm Worship and Communion – In the Chapel

Welcome Hosts (Greeters) are needed for all 4 services – (Each Volunteer assignment is for about 30 minutes prior to a selected service – then one can attend that service) Please contact JoAn Hobbs – 770-261-1731 or email jhobbs@rumc.com


Racial Reconciliation Talk

Next Wednesday Dec 8th, 4:00-5:30pm in the Dining Room – Rev Brian Tillman will talk about what’s going on with Racial Reconciliation in the No.GA Conference and the Methodist Church.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

The Candle of Love

Lighting both the second and the first candles on the second Sunday of Advent gives greater light, symbolizing the coming of Jesus, the light of the world.

The second candle reminds us of His presence among us, as prophesied over 400 years before his birth in Zechariah 2:10: “‘Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,’ declares the Lord.”

The second candle reminds us, too, that God sent Jesus into the world because of his great love for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

How blessed we are to have this beautiful advent season!

Sandy Martin


  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 5 – MOS Concert 3PM “It’s the Holiday Season”
  • Dec 7 – 6:00 PM – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 10 – Ladies Christmas Lunch/Brunch
  • Dec 13 – 2PM – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – November 19, 2021

Isaiah 12:4… Give thanks to the LORD; call on his name. Make known his actions among the nations. Proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The text is Matthew 1 : 18-25.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, November 14th

Members 79

Visitors 3

Teacher 1

Zoom 15

Total 98


We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Please Welcome to Our CUC Class

  • Ann Parkhurst, Bobbie Causey, and Cheryl Hammersley (Bobbie and Cheryl are sisters)
  • Gail Earman ( a former CUC member returning!)

CUC Refreshments

Each week CUC members and visitors enjoy a nice variety of refreshments. We need to thank a very generous anonymous donor.


CUC Christmas Party Coming Soon!

There are 97 signed up and paid for the CUC Christmas Party on December 7 at the Metropolitan Club. Mike Story can take any additional reservations until November 23. We are looking forward to a great party put on by our CUC social committee with Jeff Coelho as “Entertainment Master”.


A note from Talaya Parker:

Thank you for welcoming me back to speak. Your partnership and commitment to our mission is very special to us. We value all for walking by faith nearly 30 years ago and continuing to work together with supporting homeless families and children.

Last Friday Talaya and her staff gave several members of the CUC class a guided tour of a Homestretch unit at Millbrook Circle and the new modern award-winning learning lab created from a shipping container there. There was also a tour around Roswell to see the Homestretch housing units acquired by Homestretch in the last 30 years to allow low income families to have affordable housing. The tour gave us good insight into what Homestretch is doing in our community.


  • Dick Anthony has complications from a drug used in cancer therapy and may require major lower jawbone surgery. Prayers for Dick to get relief and to have discernment about the treatment. Pray also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is making progress in recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Jeannie Ehlers has had a recurrence of her cancer. She will start receiving chemo on Dec. 1.
  • Shirley May suffering with continuing pain following surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith currently at Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Martha Thompson – November 26
  • Bob Moore – November 26

Anniversaries

  • Roger and Gale Davis, November 23, 1961, Gainesville, FL, 60 years !
  • Pat and Pat Cooney, November 26, 1960,New York, NY, 61 years

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Meals to Go

Affordable Meals To Go will take a break the week of Thanksgiving and resume Tuesday, November 30.


Christmas Festival Concerts

The Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary Building; Main Office, Chapel Building; or by calling 770.594.0512.


Tools Needed for Biblical History Center

A message from Scott Dickson:

Got a garage full of tools you don’t know what to do with? The Biblical History Center can help you out!

Our operations director recently retired, and when he did, most of his tools did, too. We are in need of a few specifics: Gas chainsaw, Circular Saw, Handheld Jigsaw, Gas string trimmer, Gas leaf blower, and other general landscape and maintenance tools.

There’s a lot of garden to tend and things to build at the Biblical History Center , so we welcome all sorts of donations. Tax receipts are available.


Support for Our Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a
  • portion of your receipts at Publix.

CUC President’s Message

Read the Story at Readers Digest

Sorry this was so long, but hopefully it was worth reading! Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving!

Sandy Martin


  • Dec 1- 6PM – Service of remembrance in the Chapel
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 5 – MOS Concert 3PM “It’s the Holiday Season”
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 10 – 7:30PM and Dec 12 – 3:00PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Dec 13 – 2PM – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – November 12, 2021

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Turkey Day or Thanksgiving – Rethinking Gratitude

We are pleased to have Melissa Kime-Hall teaching the CUC lesson Sunday. Her lesson title is “Turkey Day or Thanksgiving – Rethinking Gratitude”. She is using the scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-18.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, November 7th

Members 71

Visitors 5

Teacher 1

Zoom 19

Total 96


CUC Endowment Distribution

The CUC Class approved this year’s distribution of the funds of $3,454.72 from the CUC Endowment as was recommended by the CUC Endowment Committee. $1150 for Murphy Harpst, $1150 for Homestretch, and $1540.72 for the RUMC Commons project. As of June 30th the Market Value of the CUC Foundation was $136,416.


CUC Social Plans

There are 94 signed up and paid for the CUC Christmas Party on December 7 at the Metropolitan Club. We are looking forward to a great party put on by our CUC social committee.

As we are enjoying our Fall Small Group Dinners arranged by Kris Taylor, We look forward to another round of our small group dinners in the spring.


  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing. Hoping to go home November 15th
  • Dick Anthony has complications from a drug used in cancer therapy and may require major surgery removing part of his lower jawbone. Requesting prayers for Dick to get relief and to have discernment about the treatment. Prayers also requested for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is making progress in recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Shirley May who is suffering with increased pain and may be facing surgery
  • Betty Smith currently at Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


  • Judy Hoogstraal – November 15
  • Jim Taylor – November 15
  • Lynne Roberts – November 18
  • Ron Peterson – November 18
  • Pat Cooney – November 19
  • Sandy Griffin – November 19

Anniversaries

  • Don and Marlene MacLeod – November 16,1962, Watertown, MA, 59 years !
  • Terry and Wanda Taylor – November 16,1991, Roswell, GA, 30 years
  • Brenda and Bob Burrell – November 17,1990 Roswell, GA, 31 years

Our CUC rolls have been so carefully kept up by Dave Roberts, who after previous numbers were sent out last week, updated his information to include new members. His numbers show there are 67 married couples. By the end of November there will be 17 couples married 60 years or longer. As of today there are 49 couples married 50 years or longer — or 73% of us. Only 18 couples married less than 50 years.


From Jacob Crane

Here is the menu for Drive Through Pickup on Tuesday, November 16th, 12:00 to 2:00…We will be Closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving Prep!

  • Sundried Tomato Chicken Penne, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals..

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. 2.Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Herbed Couscous
  3. Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Ham and Cheese Tortellini

Soup Quarts ($7.00 Per Quart or 3 for $15)

  1. Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup
  2. Potato and Ham Chowder

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. A good time of fellowship and a delicious menu of Roasted Turkey Breast w/Rosemary Gravy, Herb Stuffing, Root Vegetable Medley, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Pumpkin Soup, Featured Salad Bar, and Assorted Pies

RUMC is happy to be able to offer Take Home Thanksgiving Meals again this year! Please Pre Order online by November 18th!! Pick up on Wednesday, November 24th, by 2:00 PM.

We are offering Family Meals that will feed 4-6 people for $60.00.

Also offering each item a la cart for $5.00 (2 portions) or individual Bobby Dickens Baked Pies for $10.00 each!

Here is the menu:

RUMC Thanksgiving Take Home Heat and Serve Meals

· Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast over Herbed Stuffing

· Green Bean and Bacon Casserole

· Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Candied Pecan Topping

· Fresh Cranberry Sauce

· Turkey Gravy

· Choice of Bobby Dickens Fresh Baked Pecan or Pumpkin Pie!!!

Place your order here:

or

Wednesday Night Supper

Please let me know if you have any questions. Please try and have orders in ASAP so that I can plan accordingly!


Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child has always been well supported by CUC. Time is running short. Boxes can be picked up at the church office and dropped off at specific locations by November 22. Alternatively, you can fill an online shoebox at

samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child


Tools Needed for Biblical History Center

A message from Scott Dickson:

Got a garage full of tools you don’t know what to do with? The Biblical History Center can help you out!

Our operations director recently retired, and when he did, most of his tools did, too. We are in need of a few specifics: Gas chainsaw, Circular Saw, Handheld Jigsaw, Gas string trimmer, Gas leaf blower, and other general landscape and maintenance tools.

There’s a lot of garden to tend and things to build at the Biblical History Center , so we welcome all sorts of donations. Tax receipts are available.

I’m heading down there on 11/20 and am happy to take stuff if anyone has anything that quickly.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

Lessons Learned From Noah’s Ark:

  1. Don’t miss the boat.
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
  4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. Build your future on high ground.
  7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
  8. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  9. When you’re stressed, float a while.
  10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

Hopefully this brings a smile and a ray of sunshine!

Sandy Martin


  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 1- 6PM Service of remembrance in the Chapel
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – November 5, 2021

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46-47


Sunday, November 7, 2021

We are pleased to have Allan Kennedy returning to be our speaker on November 7th. He will refer to 3 Scriptures but will be using as the basis for his lesson: Matthew 9:36. When he saw the crowds he had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. His lesson is: As Christians what is our personal responsibility/limits with regard to Compassion ?


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 31

Members 49

Visitors 6

Teacher 1

Zoom 20

Total 76

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Homestretch Contributions

CUC members contributed more than $600 to Homestretch after Talaya Parker spoke last week about what the organization does to lift families out of homelessness into stability.


Thanks From Believe Ministries

Greg and I would like to thank so many of you for joining our Celebration last Thursday. It was heartwarming to see your smiling faces in person and get many hugs. Your support means so, so much to us and we are so encouraged by your contributions and your fellowship. Thank you Claudia, Sandy, Roger and Gale for being my valued assistants! I hope we will meet again soon in joyful praises to God! God Bless all of you, Jane and Greg Davidson – Believe Ministries


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has relocated to Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved. ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9

Anniversaries

  • Beecham, Paul & Sara – November 8, 1958 , GA, Decatur, GA, 63 years !!
  • Goodwin, Mark & Debbie – November 8, 1980, Kansas City MO, 41 years

It is interesting to note that CUC has an amazing record of long marriages! On our rolls, so carefully kept up by Dave Roberts, there are at least 16 couples who have been married 60 years or more and another 30 couples who have been together for more than 50 years!


Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


From Jacob Crane

Here are the Drive Thru menus for November 9th and November 11th, 12:00- 2:00. We are Serving

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Cinnamon Apples, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Ham and Cheese Tortellini Alfredo, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Macaroni and Cheese and Beef Stew w/ Rice. Check Back Later in the week…We will be adding Several Other Frozen Dishes and Soups

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next week

Enjoy a full hot meal and plenty of FELLOWSHIP on November 10!

Serving hours: 4:30 pm – 6:45 PM. Take out available until 6:45 pm.

  • Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Fresh Tasaki, Herbed Couscous, Roasted Vegetable Briam, Garlic Butter Flat Bread, Avgolemono Chicken Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Apple Cobbler, Baklava

Support for Our Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

CUC President’s Message

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46-47

Joy, unlike happiness, can come to us independent of our circumstances. It comes not from changing our circumstances but from viewing them through the eyes of faith. Mary, despite dangers, fears, risks, and upended dreams, “magnified the Lord and rejoiced in God.” She did this with the help of Elizabeth and with her own willingness to trust that God was working in and through her to accomplish his purposes. Joy is a choice we make when we look at our present circumstances through the eyes of faith, trusting that God is at work and that he will never leave us or abandon us. And it is often found with the help of another who reassures us that God is with us.

Sandy Martin


  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – October 30, 2021

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)


Sunday, October 31, 2021

HomeStretch Happenings

Talaya Parker will bring our CUC lesson this week. She is the Executive Director of HomeStretch, one of our CUC ministry partners. “HomeStretch Happenings” will be the topic of her lesson. CUC has been actively involved with Homestretch since its beginning. It will be interesting to see how this local ministry has grown and serves deserving families from our community who need a “hand up rather than a handout”.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 24

Members 69

Visitors 1

Teacher 1

Zoom 15

Total 86


Christmas Party

Over 90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please pay before November 4 (Next Thursday). Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


More December Plans

Johnie and Nancy Wright are again decorating to have their annual Christmas CUC open house this year. They have determined it would be better to have it during daylight hours, so they will have it on Monday, Dec 13 starting at 2:00. So mark your calendars!


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has relocated to Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell.
  • Judy Zierk -The Celebration of Life and Faith honoring Dal Zierk will be next Friday, November 5th at 1:00 in the chapel.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Help needed by your CUC weekly newsletter editor….

If you are aware of any additional prayers needed or any changes in the prayer requests such as change of location of those on our prayer list, please do not assume your newsletter editor is aware and that someone else has let her know. Please send information to the editor so that our prayer list will be up to date!


Birthdays

  • Linda Mooney – Nov 2
  • Bill Griffin – Nov 5

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

From Jacob Crane

Here are the Drive Through menus for November 2nd and November 4th:

  • Tuesday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Steamed Chive Rice, Asian Slaw, Sesame Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stew, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Buttered Roll.
  • Frozen Soups for $4 or 3 for $10… Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Bisque, Thai Chicken and Rice Soup, and Ham and Bean Soup

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4:30 PM -6:45 PM . Enjoy a full hot meal and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!

The menu is Chicken Piccata w/ Lemon Basil Linguine, Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower, Yeast Roll, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Rice Pudding, Cookies.

This Wednesday evening we would like to honor Susan Gunter for her many years of faithful service to RUMC!

Please bring any cards, notes, or gifts that you would like to share with Susan.


Support for Our Missions

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

CUC President’s Message

Leslie D. Weatherhead, author of the highly-regarded book The Will of God, says that for three reasons being “within the will of God means peace.”

The third of those reasons is that “in his will our conflicts are resolved.” “The soul that is unconscious of any conflict would be one ceasing to recognize a clash of good and evil…The guiding principle ‘I will do God’s will as far as I can see it’ answers many of our conflicts and brings peace and strength….By facing our conflicts and deliberately making our choice, by directing all our endeavors to one great purpose, confidently and fearlessly, the soul is restored to harmony and strength.”

Sandy Martin


  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM


CUC Newsletter – October 24, 2021

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10


Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Last Parable

Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson again this week. We welcome him back. We have enjoyed his series of lessons. He is one of our favorite teachers! For Sunday, he will complete his series on “Stories Jesus Told”. This Sunday’s lesson will be: “Stories Jesus Told: 4. The Last Parable” Mark 12:1-12.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 17

Members 67

Visitors 6

Teacher 1

Zoom 9

Total 83

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


CUC 2021 Retreat

Reports are that the 2021 retreat was the “most spiritual retreat ever”. This was due to the excellent program led by Debbie and Mark Goodwin. Also thanks to Gene and Maureen Osborn and Bill and Dee Scott who chaired this year’s retreat and Bonnie White who provided the music. Those who participated agreed that The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee should be considered again for next year’s retreat which will be organized by the Scotts and Jim Morman and Pat Ball.


CUC Small Group Get-togethers

Small Group Get-togethers have been assigned by Kris Taylor. If you have still not signed up for some reason and still want to participate contact Kris.


At least 90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


  • Dick Anthony– Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – has been receiving rehab and nursing care to the Jewish Rehab Center 4150 Howell Mill Road but has again been hospitalized She surely needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers. Charlotte reports: Malone is making progress daily. Our calendar is full with Home Health therapists keeping us busy moving and swallowing. We cherish the love expressed to us through the multitude of prayers and cards from CUCers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has had Covid and several falls and will again be going to rehab
  • Brenda Burrell would appreciate prayers for her sister Linda Elling. She is scheduled Monday for a knee replacement.
  • Continuing Prayers
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta adjusting meds for Parkinsons
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – Oct. 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct. 30

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Thanks from Murphy Harpst

Murphy Harpst has written to CUC thanking us for the recent contribution of $600.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson’s Believe Ministries (a mission partner of RUMC) uses Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ.

The event you are invited to is: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration IN-PERSON on this coming Thursday, October 28, 7 PM at the RUMC Fellowship Hall. There will be delicious desserts and the program will include Greg’s magic, comedy, music & message, and a special guest performance by Alan Howard, comedy juggler. A LIVE auction too…vacation stays, Bill Browne Wooden bowl, and more! It will be a magically fun “God Night”

So, get your invitation, free VIP tickets and Raffle tickets… call or write Jane right away to “activate” your tickets and save your VIP seat! Questions? Write to Jane@BelieveMinistries.org or call her office 770.587.1292.”


From Jacob Crane

Here are the menus for the 12:00 to 2:00 Drive-through October 26th and October 28th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Yeast Rolls.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Sliced Yeast Rolls.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals:

  1. Ham Baked Ziti al Gratin
  2. Fried Pork Chop w/ Rice Pilaf
  3. Mongolian Beef w/ Vegetable Fried Rice
  4. Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Potato and Leek Soup
  2. Thai Chicken and Rice Soup
  3. Cream of Mushroom

Come out for Wednesday Night Supper October 27th! Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact me in advance to order “to Go”. This week we will be Serving Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Marinara, Roasted Garlic Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Ham and Bean Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars and Cookies!! Also… the kids will be out this Wednesday to Trick or Treat around the Fellowship Hall and show off their costumes!


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV) “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,;” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

Leslie D. Weatherhead, author of the highly-regarded book The Will of God, says that for three reasons being “within the will of God means peace.”

The second of those reasons is that “the dread of carrying the responsibility for what happens is removed.” It is as if God’s message to us is, “As long as you try to do my will, I will accept responsibility for whatever happens. I will carry that burden for you. I will direct you, and the consequences are my responsibility, not yours.”

Sandy Martin


  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • Oct 24, 3PM – Sounds of the Spirit “Brothers in Song”
  • Oct 28 , 7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – October 2, 2021

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7 NIV


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Stories Jesus Told

Jim McCormick has our CUC lessons the next four weeks. We welcome him back. He is one of our favorite teachers! For Sunday, he will begin a four part series on “Stories Jesus Told”. This week: “The Good Shepherd”, based upon Luke 15:1-7.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 26

Members 57

Visitors 2

Teacher 1

Zoom 17

Total 77

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Welcome Back

We welcome back to our CUC membership, Jackie Hubbard


CUC Small Group Get-togethers

Please email Kris Taylor with the following information if you have not yet signed up and want to participate: Do you want to participate? Would you like to host? If hosting, would you also like to be a guest attendee at another home? Are you vaccinated?

Sign-ups will be taken through October 8th. Newcomers or Old Timers, if you have questions please contact Kris by phone or email. Cheers!


CUC Fall Retreat Update

Plans are finalized for our retreat at The Ridges for October 10, 11 and 12 with Mark and Debbie Goodwin as leaders. We have had a few recent cancellations so there are rooms available for any late comers who decide to join our group. We have reserved a large conference room which will allow for some social distancing–we will not be packed in like sardines. Call, text or email Gene Osborne to get signed up.


CUC Christmas Party

90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – who has been hospitalized and has had further surgery. Pray for good recovery and relief of pain
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson is at Salude Rehab Center. Please pray for his continued recovery. Please send cards to help him feel support from family and friends.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues
  • Judy Zierk and family on the loss of Dal

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Thanksgivings

  • Bob Hamilton wants to pass along his “utter thanks for all the prayers in my behalf. You’re all just fantastic. My hernia procedure went well. So everything looks up. Thank you all”
  • Congratulations to Bob Moore on completing his training to become a Stephen minister

Birthdays

  • Carey Floyd – Oct 4
  • Barbara Zellner – Oct 4
  • Debbie Goodwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor– Oct 8

Anniversaries

  • -=None this week=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Single Women’s Group

Pat Ball is starting a group of single CUC women. There are at least 22 single women in CUC who face similar challenges and will enjoy the fellowship of this group.


The Color of Compromise

“The Color of Compromise” book, video, and discussion study will be held Wednesdays at 4:00, Oct 6 – Nov 17 in the Dining Room. An historical survey of racism in America and the American church. For more information contact Nancy Wistrand.


From Jacob Crane

Come to Wednesday Night Supper for great fellowship! Support our Serve staff and enjoy their wonderful cooking!

Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is open for Service from 4:30 to 6:45 pm with the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in. This week’s menu is:

Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Marinara, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread, Featured Salad Bar, Vegetable Minestrone, Chocolate Chip Cake and Cookies. (Only $8 for adults).

Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact Jacob in advance to order “to Go”.

The RUMC Hospitality team continues to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. Here are the menus for October 5th and October 7th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Black Beans and Mexican Rice
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, Glazed Carrots and Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals..

(First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!)

  1. Honey Fried Chicken w/ Sour Cream Potatoes
  2. Beef Chili w/ Rice
  3. Beef Stroganoff
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf
  5. Mac and Cheese
  6. Pulled Pork w/ Mac and Cheese

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Tomato Bisque
  2. Corn Chowder
  3. Chicken and Rice Soup

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS today! for next Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other. There are several CUC couples who are planning to attend.


EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicked off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm.


MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to rumcf.org/event to learn more about these 3 events


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a

portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

SCRIPTURE: John 13: 34 (NIV) “A new command I give you. Love one another. As I (Jesus) have loved you, so you must love one another.”

As I was reading The Most Significant Teachings of the Bible, this quote leaped out at me, as it seems the very embodiment of the CUC class: “Love watches vigilantly, then responds quickly and decisively. Thus, when we become aware of …. needs or problems, we act immediately.” If that doesn’t sum up CUC, I don’t know what does!

Sandy Martin


  • October 8 – RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – September 24, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6


The Way

We are extremely pleased to have our previous RUMC minister Harvey West as our speaker on 9-26. His topic is “The Way”. The primary scripture that he will refer to is John 14: 5-7.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 19

Members 66

Zoom 15

Total 81

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


RUMC Name tags

Please sign the list at the “Membership” table in the back of the room or contact Gale Davis if you need a MAGNETIC NAME TAG.


CUC Small Group Get-togethers

It is time for our CUC Fall Small Group Get-Togethers! We started sign-ups this week by email and then will pass the clipboard on September 26th. The fastest and most reliable way to sign up is to email Kris Taylor with the following information:

  1. Do you want to participate? Yes/No
  2. Would you like to host? Yes/No
  3. If hosting, would you also like to be a guest attendee at another home? Yes/No
  4. Are you vaccinated? Yes/No

Sign-ups will be taken through October 8th. Newcomers or Old Timers, if you have questions please contact Kris by phone or email. Cheers!


CUC Fall Retreat Update

Plans are finalized for our retreat at The Ridges for October 10, 11 and 12 with Mark and Debbie Goodwin as leaders. We have had a few recent cancellations so there are rooms available for any late comers who decide to join our group. We have reserved a large conference room which will allow for some social distancing–we will not be packed in like sardines. Call, text or email Gene Osborne to get signed up.


CUC Christmas Party

90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – who has been hospitalized and has had further surgery. Pray for good recovery and relief of pain
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson – Please pray for his continued recovery.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of continuing pain and healing of multiple fractured ribs
  • Don McNew and family on the loss of his brother-in law, Keith Kerns in WV
  • Bob Morisey’s daughter Sandy who had surgery for removal of cancer
  • Gloria Stadler on the loss of her brother
  • Dal Zierk diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and beginning his first round of chemo

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and Physical Therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Thanksgivings

  • From Charlotte Dodson -We are thankful for your prayers and cards. I was finally able to see Malone this week, and he had opened all the cards. I went through them and reread them to him, talking about each sender. It was a special time. He has improved in his walking with minimal assistance, propelling himself in the wheelchair, and speaking. His swallowing is still a challenge, and they want to keep him at Salude for more therapy. We don’t have a discharge date at this time, but he really wants to come home soon
  • From Bettie Goss and Family –Thoughtful and caring CUC friends, we are sending a warm heartfelt thank you for attending John’s service, flowers, the multiple offers to help, cards, calls and prayers of comfort for our sad, sad moments.
  • From Rose Lappe – My oncologist said the bone biopsy showed no sign of cancer in that area and I could proceed with the hip replacement if I choose to. Surprisingly the hip pain has lessened so I’m not going to have a hip replacement just yet. Most importantly I want to say a huge THANK YOU to our CUC class for their PRAYERS and get well cards. Believe me. There IS POWER IN PRAYER.

Birthdays

  • Mary Kay Mills – Sep 28
  • Stella Boayue – Oct 2
  • Wanda Taylor – Oct 2

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Single Women’s Group

Pat Ball is starting a group of single CUC women. There are at least 22 single women in CUC who face similar challenges and will enjoy the fellowship of this group.

The Color of Compromise

The Color of Compromise book, video, and discussion study will be held Wednesdays at 4:00, Oct 6 – Nov 17 in the Dining Room. An historical survey of racism in America and the American church. For more information contact Nancy Wistrand 678-361-5955.


From Jacob Crane

Support our Serve staff and enjoy their wonderful cooking! Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is open for Service on Wednesday evenings starting at 4:30 and serving until 6:45 pm with the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in. We had a great night this week for our Wednesday Night Supper, Serving @ 110 Meals! Overall this week we have Served over 330 Hot meals and over 130 Frozen Meals!

Dinner each week includes a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact Jacob in advance to order “to Go”. This week we will be Serving BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Sliced Yeast Rolls, Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, and Banana Pudding

The RUMC Hospitality team will also continue to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00

Take Home Menu – September 28th and 30th

  • Tuesday: Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf, Corn off the Cob, Cheddar Corn Bread
  • Thursday: Honey Pan Fried Chicken, Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals $5…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Beef Bourguignon w/ Rice Pilaf
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Tomato Bisque

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS!

For Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other.

EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicks off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm. ITEMS NEEDED: Got a vacation rental? Donate 3-7 days. Got art, wine, or other auction-able item? Contact ehamilton@rumc.com or call 404-277-8365

MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to RUMC.org/event to learn more about these 3 events or to donate to the auction


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile. $126 has been earned for MH already through Amazon Smile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 KJV)

In his bestseller What’s So Amazing About Grace? author Philip Yancey tells a story about a group of religious scholars who were debating the primary difference between Christianity and the other significant religions of the world. When C. S. Lewis wandered into the room and realized what the discussion was about he reportedly said, “Oh that’s easy. It’s grace.”

The Most Significant Teachings of the Bible, p.22.

Sandy Martin


  • October 8 – RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – September 19, 2021

Colossians 2:6-7, ESV “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Will We Really Be Raised From the Dead?

We are always happy to have Mark Goodwin as our speaker who will present our lesson this week. His lesson title is: “Will We Really Be Raised From the Dead?”

His scripture will be: 1 Corinthians 15:35-44.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 12

Members 62

Visitors 3

Zoom 14

Total 79

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


RUMC Name tags

Please sign the list at the “Membership” table in the back of the room or contact Gale Davis if you need a MAGNETIC NAME TAG.


New CUC member

Please welcome new member Terry G. Martin, who married Barbara S. Zellner on August 28th in Fayetteville, GA. Our newest newlyweds!! Congratulations!


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament Support

The CUC Class voted to give additional support for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, which supports the RUMC Foundation, with a donation of $1,000 for the Hole –In-One.


CUC Christmas Party

84 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – at home with caregivers and requiring continuing transportation for daily treatment. Needing prayer for relief of extreme pain. She appreciates phone calls.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson is at Salude Rehab Center. Please pray for his continued recovery. Please send cards to help him feel support from family and friends. The address is Malone Dodson, Salude, 601 Northolt Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024, Room 209.
  • Bob Hamilton – having hernia surgery on Monday, the 20th.
  • Rose Lappe – Please pray bone biopsy done on September 14 shows improvement enough so that if her doctors call for hip replacement it may be done successfully.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of continuing pain and healing of multiple fractured ribs
  • Marianna Brown’s family having had several recent unexpected deaths.
  • Cecelia Moore’s niece who has been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Bob Morisey’s daughter, Sandy Clack. Her mammogram, a biopsy, and other tests confirmed there is cancer present. She is scheduled for surgery on Thursday September 23rd. Bob would appreciate everyone’s prayer for successful treatment.

On a happier note:

  • Donna & Vince Grosse would appreciate everyone’s prayers for Vince’s 83 year old brother, Vernon, and his new bride, Barbara. High school classmates, they were married last Sunday. They were reintroduced three years ago and began seeing each other more frequently, leading up to their surprise wedding!!

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts whose pancreatic cancer is currently “asleep” and the doctors project that it will “wake up” in nine months. The doctors are currently evaluating the spots on her lungs. She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Thanksgivings

  • Susan Emmons – Please thank the class for their prayers and very thoughtful card. It was much appreciated. My blood pressure is now stable with new medication. Thank you all so much. You are all in my prayers as well.
  • Virginia Hardy – Please know how thankful I am for CUC prayer warriors. My daughter Heather is out of hospital and off oxygen. She is improving every day. I am very grateful to all of you.

Birthdays

  • Janet Thomas—Sept 19
  • John Sharp—Sept 19
  • Jim Ehlers—Sept 22
  • Wilfred Boayue—Sept 23
  • Beth Hamilton – Sept 24

Anniversaries

  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – Sept 19, 1998 – Roswell, GA -23 years

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Info from Rusty Gordon
Here is the information Rusty sent that he referred to last Sunday.

Commitments to Make:

  • I will walk with Jesus every day.
  • I will be grateful and live every day to the fullest.
  • I will bless my family with words, pictures and videos.
  • I will invest in “MY Guys” for their good and God’s Glory — not mine.
  • I will not give up and “Run out the clock.”
  • I will let people love on me.

The books he mentioned are:

  • Radical Wisdom by Regi Campbell. An excellent devotional for adult males that are building families or intend to.
  • About My Father’s Business by Regi Campbell Another excellent book by Regi that lays out an intentional path for praying and sharing Jesus’ life changing message with the people He is putting in your life.
  • No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton My mother’s favorite book which is a deep read similar to CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity or more closely to AW Tozier’s Pursuit of God. The best read ever on pursuing the heart of God.
  • Die with Zero by Bill Perkins A book written by a Christian billionaire that is not necessarily a Christian book but will help you look at your legacy and next life planning from a different and potentially more biblical view.

RUMC’s Hospitality Ministry.

Cart Drivers and Greeters are needed for RUMC’s hospitality ministry. Twelve people are needed each Sunday for just 20 minute shifts. If you are interested contact Sandy Griffin.


From Jacob Crane

Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is off to a bit of a slow start, so please spread the word that we are back open for Service on Wednesday evenings starting at 4:30 and serving until 6:45 pm. We would love to feed more families and have the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in.

Dinner includes a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! This Wednesday’s menu is: Beef Bourguignon, Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans w/Sauteed Onions and Bell Peppers, Buttered Yeast Rolls, Chicken Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Vanilla Pudding Cake w/ Maple Ice Cream. $8.00. Salad Bar Only: $5.00.

The RUMC Hospitality team will also continue to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. (We were able to Serve over 315 Hot meals this week along with over 150 frozen meals!)

Take Home Menu this next week

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals while they last:

  1. Braised Pork and cabbage Teriyaki Stir-Fried Noodles
  2. Brisket Fried Rice
  3. Ham and Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf
  5. Pineapple Glazed Ham w/ Sweet Potato casserole
  6. Sliced Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS! For Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other.

EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicks off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm. ITEMS NEEDED: Got a vacation rental? Donate 3-7 days. Got art, wine, or other auction-able item? Contact ehamilton@rumc.com or call 404-277-8365

MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to RUMC.org/event to learn more about these 3 events or to donate to the auction


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

It was the servant spirit of Mary that led God to select her to be the mother of Jesus. She was simple. She said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever he wants… Let this happen to me as you say!” (Luke 1:38 CLB).

When God wants to bring Christ into the world, he looks for servants: no diploma, specific bloodline, prestigious birthplace, or fat bank account required. Let all unassuming people of the world be reminded: God can use you. This is how happiness happens.

Excerpted from Max Lucado

Sandy Martin


  • October 8- RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11- Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


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